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The BTB747 is a seven string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2017. It is made in Indonesia and was initially part of the Ibanez Bass Workshop line; since 2018 it has been in the standard line.

The BTB747 features neck through body construction with a walnut top and mahogany back on ash wings attached to a nine-piece maple, rosewood and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. The body has a double cutaway design with very distinctive, narrow, curving horns. Components include a pair of Bartolini BH2 passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a three-band EQ, stainless steel frets including a zero fret, a Mono-rail bridge with 15.5mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba and the maple, rosewood and walnut neck was replaced with a maple, panga panga and walnut construction. For 2019 the mahogany back was replaced with okoume.

The BTB740, BTB745 and BTB746 are similar four, five and six string models, respectively.

Specifications

Specifications for BTB747
Year(s) produced: 2017–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural Low Gloss (NTL)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2017–2018: Ash wings w/ walnut top & mahogany back
2019–2020: Ash wings w/ walnut top & okoume back
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
MR5S Mono-rail fixed (15.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
B20 (volume & balancer) & B15 (3-way EQ) plastic knobs
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
BTB7
Neck material:
2017: 9-piece maple/ rosewood/ walnut
2018–2020: 9-piece maple/ panga panga/ walnut
Scale length:
889mm / 35"
Fingerboard material:
2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
24 (+ zero fret) / medium stainless steel
Nut:
Plastic (63mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Bartolini BH2 passive
Neck pickup:
Bartolini BH2 passive
Electronics:
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch
Controls:
Master volume / balancer / EQ bypass toggle / 3-way mid-frequency toggle / treble / mid / bass
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" Neutrik stereo locking jack, surface-mount
String gauge (factory):
.020p/.032/.045/.065/.080/.100/.130 (D'Addario)
Factory tuning:
1F,2C,3G,4D,5A,6E,7B

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Additional details
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Controls layout

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